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Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

Iwamura is a guarantee to be removed from the 40-man roster.

This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players, very few of whom have established themselves as solid major leaguers.  Many of the players who were acquired as major leaguers, or near-ready major leaguers, are out of options.  Many of the prospects the team acquired will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, so they have to be added to the 40-man roster or the team risks losing them.  Finally, some of their existing major leaguers have shown that they simply can’t provide the solutions to any of the team’s many needs.

The crunch shoul...

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